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CSKA leave it late to join Inter in last 16

Published: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 22.52CET
FC Internazionale Milano 1-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
Centre-back Vasili Berezutski's 86th-minute goal propelled the Army Men from the bottom of Group B to the knockout phase.
by Richard Aikman
from San Siro

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Match statistics

InternazionaleCSKA Moskva

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target8
 
5
Attempts off target3
 
4
Corners6
 
8
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed10
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)49
 
51

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:42 CET

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Published: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 22.52CET

CSKA leave it late to join Inter in last 16

FC Internazionale Milano 1-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
Centre-back Vasili Berezutski's 86th-minute goal propelled the Army Men from the bottom of Group B to the knockout phase.

PFC CSKA Moskva struck an 86th-minute winner at San Siro to follow FC Internazionale Milano into the UEFA Champions League knockout phase.

Leonid Slutski's side were heading out of the competition after Esteban Cambiasso had scored within 60 seconds of Seydou Doumbia's second-half opener. However, Vasili Berezutski's late header – combined with a draw in Group B's other match between LOSC Lille Métropole and Trabzonspor AŞ – took the Army Men through.

Though the visitors started brightly it was Claudio Ranieri's side who carved out the first chance, Javier Zanetti threading an incisive pass to Diego Milito, whose centre for Coutinho was well anticipated by Vladimir Gabulov. An almost identical move followed a minute later, Yuto Nagatomo's shot smothered by Gabulov this time.

At the other end Vágner Love and Alan Dzagoev combined well, the Brazilian sending a hopeful effort over on 25 minutes and forcing Luca Castellazzi into a good save soon after. Nonetheless, the visitors' attack had possession too infrequently to threaten the goal that could mean qualification. Love was a menace from set pieces, however, and rose highest to direct a header wide two minutes before half-time.

By then Inter might have scored twice themselves, Nagatomo's ferocious angled drive repelled by Gabulov, whose best save, with his legs, thwarted Milito when he seemed certain to score. For as long as both Group B matches remained level, the Moscow outfit stood a chance of qualifying, and that possibility became very real when they took the lead with a wonderful team move. Doumbia cleverly dummied Dzagoev's pass from the left flank and raced on to Love's first-time ball before firing past Castellazzi.

The hosts levelled immediately. Andrea Ranocchia's powerful header from Mauro Zárate's corner was saved by the superb Gabulov, but Cambiasso tucked in the rebound. The match now became more stretched as CSKA sought another goal, and Milito might have put the result beyond doubt had his header from Zanetti's cross gone in rather than come off the bar as the game entered its closing stages.

Aleksei Berezutski went close with a header of his own, from Love's assist, but it was his brother who would save the day, meeting Aleksandrs Cauņa's corner to secure a spot in next Friday's draw.

Last updated: 27/11/12 9.08CET

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Lineups

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Internazionale

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

12
CastellazziLuca Castellazzi (GK)
30
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti (C)
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
Yellow Card22
Substitution77
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
Goal51
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich (C)
20
ObiJoel Obi
Substitution70
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
22
Milito Diego Milito
8
DoumbiaSeydou Doumbia
Goal50
Substitution90+2
23
RanocchiaAndrea Ranocchia
9
Vágner LoveVágner Love
25
SamuelWalter Samuel
10
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
26
ChivuCristian Chivu
Substitution46
14
NababkinKirill Nababkin
Yellow Card69
29
CoutinhoCoutinho
Substitution46
17
MamaevPavel Mamaev
Yellow Card63
37
FaraoniMarco Faraoni
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
Goal86
55
NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
26
OlisehSekou Oliseh
Substitution77

Substitutes

21
OrlandoniPaolo Orlandoni (GK)
1
ChepchugovSergei Chepchugov (GK)
7
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
5
VasinViktor Vasin
8
Thiago MottaThiago Motta
19
CauņaAleksandrs Cauņa
Substitution77
11
ÁlvarezRicardo Álvarez
Substitution70
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
Substitution77
16
CaldirolaLuca Caldirola
Substitution46
Yellow Card64
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
28
ZárateMauro Zárate
Substitution46
42
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
Substitution90+2
48
CrisetigLorenzo Crisetig
59
FedotovSemen Fedotov

Coach

Claudio Ranieri (GRE) Leonid Slutski (RUS)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Assistant referees

Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP), Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Turienzo Alvarez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP), Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)

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